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RE: Trip recommendation

Check out the "Allstays" app. I use it almost exclusively. Tons of information on campgrounds of all types. - links to websites, reviews, photos, propane, dump stations, truck stops, low clearance, etc. Makes traveling without reservations easy. Includes everything from RV resorts to primitive free sites, including Wally World.
Bradymydog 03/15/21 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Larger Windows in Bigfoot Campers?

The mid bath is the reason I searched long and hard for a used Bigfoot 25C9.4SB. Four windows not counting the door. Back in to a campsite and enjoy the view. In addition a large skylight above the entry makes for a very bright interior. https://www.bigfootrv.com/images/2500_truck_campers/01_25C9.4SB.jpg
Bradymydog 03/11/21 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

I used a Spot Gen 3 for 6 yrs up until last 2 years. My use was for long distance hiking (I always hike alone) and it suited me well. Send a pre-recorded message "OK" or "Send Help" or "SOS". I would used it to let my contact list know where I am and that "All is OK and having fun". Family and friends could track my progress down the trial. I never had a problem connecting although in an area with a heavy tree canopy I might have to move it to a more open area with a better view of the sky. It was very basic and it was all I or wife needed to stay in touch. Nothing beats letting some responsible person know your agenda and when to contact authorities if you missed your due date. The one caveat is it takes a functioning person to activate the SOS, if your incapacitated it is useless.
Bradymydog 03/09/21 05:16am Truck Campers
RE: Extended Dealer Warranty

See what's excluded as in many cases those are the items that fail. Also check out what is covered by home owners insurance or separate insurance on the RV.
Bradymydog 03/07/21 06:41am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

OK I see that the RED cable is not connected and only Black are connected To be honest I stopped watching your video after seeing what to me clearly appeared to be the red cable connected to the shunt. I apologize for the confusion.
Bradymydog 02/27/21 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Approximately 5:27 thru 5:46
Bradymydog 02/27/21 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Inverter project: Part 2 I noticed in your video , you connected a large cable with RED shrink tubing to the LOAD side of your shunt. Why in the world would you post a video containing a potentially catastrophic error like that? A least take a sharpie and color it black if in fact it is a negative cable. Please explain what am I missing?
Bradymydog 02/27/21 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

I stayed with the 18" also, 295/70/18 Cooper AT3 XLT 4080 vs stock 265/70/18 @ 3525. I really like them very quiet on the road, (I don't run them in the winter) so so in mud as they load up. I'm at the opposite end of the state.
Bradymydog 02/22/21 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

LR refers to Load Range Index 129 E 4080
Bradymydog 02/16/21 04:27am Truck Campers
RE: Gray Water not empty, only 1 gate valve

I would guess that the reason you have 3 tank level indicators, a black, grey and fresh, is because that is the normal off the shelf unit. I would imagine that somewhere there is a jumper between the sensor and the panel B & G so that it would appear all indicators are working. If you took delivery of a new unit and only the black indicator lites up and not the grey you'd complain the grey wasn't working. Easy way for the mfg to continue the deceptive marketing as depicted in the manual. Glad you solved the issue, now you can take a shower without the foot bath:)
Bradymydog 02/15/21 02:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Chassis Ground on a Bigfoot truck camper????

I was also wondering about the chassis ground. I am getting all my components together now for my bigfoot TC. (2) BB Li batteries, Victron BMV 712, Victron Multiplus 12 2000 80/50 converter/charger. For charging from the truck, Victron Orion TR Smart 12/12/30 DC to DC charger. Solar charging to be added later this summer. I do have a question as to where to attach the case ground(s) - for the new inverter charger for example.
Bradymydog 02/14/21 06:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter TC Repair Project

One of the things I like on our Bigfoot is the way the bracket wraps around under the bottom of the camper instead of just relying on the shear strength of the bolts to support the load. Those wide brackets look like a great improvement. Nice work.
Bradymydog 02/13/21 05:56am Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

I purchased the best cover based upon reviews - gold something or other - it is not waterproof, it's only purpose is to keep the camper clean and avoid UV damage which it does well. I'd be more concerned about damaging the roof trying to remove the snow than any snow trapped between the roof and cover.
Bradymydog 02/13/21 05:47am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

Long distance backpackers refer to the people that conduct this exercise as "Gram Weenies". They weigh each item carried or worn. The same approach applies here. Start by listing everything on the back of and in your truck. Weighing each item make a spreadsheet with alternatives and their respective weight savings based upon your level of comfort and desired amount of safety margin. I am currently getting ready to upgrade to LI batteries in phases. Phase 1 is to add 2 Li batteries vs 1 FLA. The weight savings is nearly zero. However, this will nearly be 4x the amount of available power. Phase II is to add 300 watts of solar (no inverter as we do not need one) and ditch the built in generator - weight savings approximately 50 lbs. due to weight of the added solar components. Those 50 pounds are going to cost approximately $100/lb! Reducing propane consumption by eliminating the generator may result in removal of (1) 20lb propane tank is a cost effective option I am considering also.
Bradymydog 01/12/21 05:32am Truck Campers
RE: Moving LiFePo4, Rewire or run Long Extensions?

Hello Adamis, I also have a Bigfoot Camper 25c 9.4 and am going through the process of gathering all the information I can regarding Lithium Batteries. On my camper the "Battery Box" enclosure is a plastic box with a vented metal door on the outside of the camper. The BB is located directly under and behind the sink cabinet with an open (at the top) partition separating the two. Here are my suggestions for your situations. 1. Insulate the access metal door with poly iso foam board - cheap at R 6.5-7/in. fit it very tight. Now it will be inside you conditioned space. 2. Keep cabinet doors open during the night to allow heat to circulate into the cabinet area. If your set up Is similar, remove the partition to allow more air to circulate around the BB. 3. Only use the inverter portion of the inverter/charger during times you need to warm baby bottles or make coffee, avoid using the converter for convince i.e., microwave, AC outlets, etc. Note: baby bottles have been warmed on the (propane) stove in water and tested on the wrist for decades, use an accurate digital thermometer if you want to go hi-tech. With the above low cost measures, you should be able to: have more usable Ah in the battery and keep the Battery warm for very little time and expense. Congrats on the baby girls. Enjoy and safe travels.
Bradymydog 12/27/20 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Fitted Cover

Brought a top of the line Goldline, ripped second season, roof not water proof, for me only works to keep exterior clean and UV protection.
Bradymydog 12/14/20 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Does anyone use an aftermarket Tire pressure system?

Two years ago, I purchased ORO Technology W410 TPMS off Amazon. It has worked great, a quick glance and I can see tire pressure. The sensors are inside the tire not external which I wanted. It is very accurate and programmable. I even used it to verify my other tire pressure gauges and throw defective ones away. If 3 gauges agree and 4th doesn't, 4th is trashed. Prior to that, I had one in each vehicle and trusted each. Very satisfied after 25000 miles of use and highly recommend it. Note: the sensors are tire specific so when you rotate your tires, the location isn't correct which for me is no big deal.
Bradymydog 12/03/20 04:40am Truck Campers
RE: Supporting camper with cinder blocks??

For our Bigfoot, I made a "pallet" consisting of (3) 4x4 supports topped with 3/4" PT plywood. The top of the pallet matches the bottom of the camper. The 4x4's are placed as per Bigfoots instructions. I have a 1" ploy iso foam board on top of the pallet to allow for some cushion. The 4x4's are supported on each end by aluminum jacks stands which are of top of 8"x16x4"solid cement blocks. I just lower the camper down, level it so that it is very close to the pallet. Then just raise each of the 6 jacks so the pallet is supporting the camper. Then I raise the camper jacks and then lower them to "assist" with taking some of the load. I've had no problems with this storage, the camper is 12-14" off the ground and is very stable.
Bradymydog 12/01/20 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter tire recommendations

Any recommendations for winter tires and wheels for our 2019 Ram 3500 dually? We live an hour north of Montréal Quebec. Winter can get nasty. Previously, I spent quite some time working in Windsor,QUE. an hour east of Montreal. Also, Dryden, Ont 3 hrs north of Ifalls MN and Prince Albert, Sak. I suggest you contact a couple of local reputable tire dealers and ask for their recommendation. The road maintenance and weather up there is quite different than what I have experienced in the States. "Nasty", is putting it politely.
Bradymydog 11/12/20 05:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Sidewall of truck height

On my 2018 GMC, where the bed meets the sides at the tailgate there is a radius molded in. I raised my bigfoot 1" by using a full 1X8" pine board. The board is notched and tapered on the bottom to conform to the contour of the bed. I then put a full sheet of 1" foil face poly iso for the remainder of the bed and placed my bed mat on top of that. No problems in over 10K miles.
Bradymydog 10/19/20 06:14am Truck Campers
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